Apply for an initial issue Flight Training approval
This information applies to organisations proposing to conduct flight training activities for the first time and who do not currently hold a current Part 141 certificate, Part 142 certificate, an Air Operator's Certificate (AOC) Part 142 authorisation.
Step 1: Complete and submit an application form
The form(s) you are required to complete depend(s) on the type of training activity you intend to conduct.
If you are proposing to conduct non-integrated, single pilot RPL, PPL and CPL or single pilot ratings only, complete the following:
If you are proposing to conduct flight training activities in flight simulation training devices only, complete the following:
If you are proposing to conduct integrated, multi-crew flight training activities in an aircraft, you need to complete the following:
If you have difficulties accessing the required application forms please contact the Client Service Centre - Permission Issue.
Step 2: Review of your application
We will review your application, and if further information is required we will contact you. If you are advised by us your application is incomplete and the issues identified are not addressed within a reasonable timeframe your application will not progress.
Step 3: Payment and submission of supporting documents
Once your application has been submitted a cost estimate will be forwarded to you. The estimate will cover our assessment of your operations manual or exposition and any other documentation, key personnel interviews and inspections of your facilities, including the cost to process and issue the certificate. The estimate is based on an hourly rate of either $160 or $190.
The estimate letter also contains, if applicable, a list of documents you need to provide in support of your application. If you decide to proceed with your application, you are required to:
- pay the amount outlined in the estimate letter
- submit the list of supporting documents.
The cost estimate is valid for 30 days from the date of the letter. If payment and any supporting documents are not received by us within the 30 day period, your application will not be processed and your documentation will be returned to you.
A description of the estimate process is available in the Fees and Charges section.
Step 4: Assessment of your application
Pre-assessment meeting (if required)
We may request a meeting with you prior to the formal assessment of your application.
This meeting provides an opportunity to discuss the application in more detail and address any issues that may arise. The meeting will be held at the CASA regional office assessing your application.
We will inform you if a pre-assessment meeting is required. You will be contacted by your local CASA regional office to finalise arrangements.
Assessment of your application will only commence once we have received payment and supporting documents.
The Client Service Centre will allocate your application to your local CASA regional office for assessment.
If the application package is incomplete, all or part of the package will be returned to you for correction or completion.
Failure to provide any supporting documentation within a reasonable timeframe may result in your application being suspended. We will cancel any applications that remain suspended / inactive for more than 90 days.
Step 5: Detailed assessment
The detailed assessment will involve two stages:
- document evaluation
- inspections and tests.
The detailed assessment is carried out in accordance with requirements under CASR Part 141 and/or Part 142 and other civil aviation legislative provisions applicable to your proposed operations and either of the following technical assessor handbooks and worksheets.
- Part 141 Technical Assessor Handbook and Worksheet
- Part 142 Technical Assessor Handbook and Worksheet
Step 6: Recommendation and approval
The certification process will be started by the regional office once the assessment is complete. The regional office will prepare a recommendation to the CASA delegate to issue or not issue the approval. You will be informed at this stage if the recommendation varies from what you have applied for or if the application is declined.
Step 7: Certificate issue
If approved, we will issue the approval certificate relevant to your operation, either a Part 141 certificate, Part 142 certificate, or an Air Operator's Certificate.
The certificate will be emailed to you and the original sent by mail.
The Client Service Centre is available on 131 757 from 8:30am to 4:30pm, Australian Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday to provide any assistance with the application process.